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River Aire, by St. Aidan's Open-Cast Mine.


Subject ID:
200851_166690
Location:
Methley
Subject Year:
1972
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
LEO 2946
River Aire, by St. Aidan
Description:
20th June 1972. View of the River Aire beside St. Aidan's Open-Cast Mine, seen from Barnsdale Road. A bridge and slag heaps can be seen in the distance. Following flooding in the area in 1988 when the river banks burst and poured into the void caused by the open-cast mining, the river was re-routed and combined with the Aire & Calder Navigation Canal, and the area is now being converted into a wetlands nature reserve.

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